Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 34 34
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +21
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 77 143 261
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.66% 6.89% 8.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.15% 7.46% 9.01%
Number of salaries quoted 70 111 213
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £39,383 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £75,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +17.65%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,077 1,918 2,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.17% 92.48% 93.36%
Number of salaries quoted 814 1,360 2,112
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 31 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -11 33 £50,000 -9.09%
Wilmslow +15 15 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Chester -5 8 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Sandbach +5 5 £60,000 +14.29%
Macclesfield -3 3 £65,000 +36.84%
Alderley Edge +1 2 £48,750 +47.73%
Congleton -4 2 £45,000 -18.18%
Knutsford +4 1 £70,000 +35.27% 1
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 54 (70.13%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (59.74%) C#
3 40 (51.95%) .NET
4 31 (40.26%) JavaScript
5 26 (33.77%) Node.js
6 24 (31.17%) Java
7 23 (29.87%) MVC
8 22 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 21 (27.27%) ASP.NET
9 21 (27.27%) Azure
9 21 (27.27%) AWS
9 21 (27.27%) Microservices
9 21 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
10 20 (25.97%) SQL
10 20 (25.97%) HTML
11 19 (24.68%) Web Services
12 15 (19.48%) Computer Science
12 15 (19.48%) AngularJS
13 14 (18.18%) DevOps
13 14 (18.18%) Degree
13 14 (18.18%) ITIL
13 14 (18.18%) CSS
13 14 (18.18%) Python
14 13 (16.88%) OO
14 13 (16.88%) SOA
14 13 (16.88%) Scrum
14 13 (16.88%) JSON
14 13 (16.88%) SaaS
15 12 (15.58%) Open Source

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.19%) Confluence
1 4 (5.19%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (27.27%) AWS
1 21 (27.27%) Azure
2 13 (16.88%) SaaS
3 7 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 7 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (9.09%) Amazon ECS
3 7 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (9.09%) Amazon Glacier
3 7 (9.09%) Amazon S3
3 7 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
3 7 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.60%) GCP
5 1 (1.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) HTTP
2 3 (3.90%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.30%) RS-232
3 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.30%) VLAN
3 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.69%) NoSQL
2 9 (11.69%) Redis
3 7 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (5.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.30%) MySQL
6 1 (1.30%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.09%) Bitbucket
2 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.09%) Maven
3 5 (6.49%) JIRA
4 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.30%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.30%) Gradle
5 1 (1.30%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.30%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.30%) Mockito
5 1 (1.30%) NUnit
5 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.30%) Selenium
5 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (12.99%) Law
2 7 (9.09%) Back Office
3 4 (5.19%) Finance
4 3 (3.90%) Games
5 2 (2.60%) Electronics
5 2 (2.60%) Retail
6 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.30%) Automotive
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (55.84%) Software Engineer
2 15 (19.48%) .NET Software Engineer
2 15 (19.48%) Developer
2 15 (19.48%) Senior Software Engineer
3 12 (15.58%) C# Developer
3 12 (15.58%) C# Software Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Embedded Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Applications Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Programmer
6 3 (3.90%) Software Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Systems Manager
7 2 (2.60%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (2.60%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (2.60%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Network Programmer
7 2 (2.60%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (2.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (51.95%) .NET
2 26 (33.77%) Node.js
3 21 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 20 (25.97%) HTML
5 19 (24.68%) Web Services
6 15 (19.48%) AngularJS
7 14 (18.18%) CSS
8 13 (16.88%) JSON
9 11 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (14.29%) React
10 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (11.69%) .NET Core
11 9 (11.69%) .NET Framework
12 8 (10.39%) Entity Framework
13 7 (9.09%) CSS3
13 7 (9.09%) HTML5
13 7 (9.09%) REST
14 5 (6.49%) Dapper ORM
14 5 (6.49%) Java EE
15 3 (3.90%) Polymer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.60%) Analogue Electronics
4 2 (2.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.60%) User Experience
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.30%) Animation
5 1 (1.30%) Arduino
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.30%) Life Science
5 1 (1.30%) Online Games
5 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Linux
2 5 (6.49%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) Unix
4 1 (1.30%) Android
4 1 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (70.13%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) MVC
3 21 (27.27%) Microservices
3 21 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (19.48%) Computer Science
5 14 (18.18%) DevOps
5 14 (18.18%) ITIL
6 13 (16.88%) OO
6 13 (16.88%) Scrum
6 13 (16.88%) SOA
7 12 (15.58%) Open Source
8 8 (10.39%) Multithreaded Programming
8 8 (10.39%) Multithreading
8 8 (10.39%) OOP
9 7 (9.09%) Business Continuity
9 7 (9.09%) Business Continuity Management
9 7 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
9 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 7 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (9.09%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 46 (59.74%) C#
2 31 (40.26%) JavaScript
3 24 (31.17%) Java
4 20 (25.97%) SQL
5 14 (18.18%) Python
6 7 (9.09%) Bash Shell
6 7 (9.09%) TypeScript
7 6 (7.79%) C++
8 5 (6.49%) C
9 4 (5.19%) Embedded C
10 3 (3.90%) Go
10 3 (3.90%) Scala
11 1 (1.30%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) Degree
2 7 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Docker
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (5.19%) vSphere
2 4 (5.19%) Xen
3 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (5.19%) SCCM
1 4 (5.19%) vCenter Server
2 3 (3.90%) Terraform
3 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.19%) BMC
2 4 (5.19%) Cisco
2 4 (5.19%) Citrix
2 4 (5.19%) Cognos
2 4 (5.19%) DevExpress
2 4 (5.19%) F5
2 4 (5.19%) Fortinet
2 4 (5.19%) IBM
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle
2 4 (5.19%) ServiceNow
2 4 (5.19%) Tanium
2 4 (5.19%) VMware
3 3 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.60%) Software AG
4 2 (2.60%) webMethods